FUNNY GUY: Jim Carrey To Speak In Fairfield

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A Hollywood A lister is coming back to Iowa to offer his wisdom to graduates at Maharishi University in Fairfield.

The university says Jim Carrey will be the commencement speaker at the May 24th ceremony. The actor, comedian, children’s book author, and artist will also be presented with an honorary doctorate of Philosophy.

“Mr. Carrey’s wisdom, deep clarity, and compassion – as exemplified in his profoundly charming book, How Roland Rolls – has captured and inspired many of us in this meditating community,” says professor and Trustee, Dr. John Hagelin. “The classical message of Vedanta, of enlightenment and universal love, so charmingly told and accessible to children, is a precious contribution to humanity in its own right.”

This won’t be Carrey’s first visit to Maharishi University. Last fall he spoke to students in the David Lynch Master’s in Film program.

The commencement ceremony is open to the public and begins at 1:00 p.m.

Carrey’s next film project for release is Dumb and Dumber To.